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Via Sacra
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('Sacred Road'). Significant road in the city of Rome (VS in Plin. HN 19,23; Suet. Vit. 17,1, elsewhere usually called the sacra via) between the Arch of Titus (relief depiction in [1]; inscription arcus in sacra via summa) or the temple of the Lares (R. Gest. div. Aug. 19) and the sanctuary of Vesta (Mart. 1,70,4 f.). It connects the Mons Palatinus and the eastern quarter of the city with the Forum [III 8] Romanum (Plut. Cicero 22,1; Cic. Att. 4,3,3). The name can be traced to the numerous sanctuaries along the road (Ov. Trist. 3,1,28): house of the Rex Sacrorum (Fest. 372), …

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Rathmann, Michael (Bonn), “Via Sacra”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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